School: Tullycanna

Location:
Tullycanna, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Tomás de Buitléir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0876, Page 134

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In olden days a widow and her three sons lived in the Wicklow mountains in a small cabin. These boys were very lazy. They lay around the cabin fire until they were young men, Jim, Tom and Jack O'Sullivan.
One day the three said they would go seek their fortune. They dug a well in the garden. The water in this well was to turn bloody when anything would happen them.
When Jim was starting his mother asked him which was it the cake of bread or her blessing he would take. He said he would take

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Collector
Aidan Doran
Gender
male
Address
Tullycanna, Co. Wexford
Informant
Aidan Doran
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
circa 50
Address
Tullycanna, Co. Wexford
Language
English